Springtime is military reunion time. Will you attend yours? Print

Do you miss the old gang? Do you want to spend some moments again with them to relive old times? If so, now’s the season to plan to attend that big annual reunion you’ve thought of going to for too many past years, but never did.

Were you a GI, swabbie, gyrene, WAC, WAVE, SPAR, WAF, CPO, flyboy, MP, SP, LT, EM3, SFC or anyone else who has served in the US, UK, Iwo, Inchon, China Beach, Okie, Iraq, Ketchican, Afghanistan, Kahsakstan or with a PVT name Stan? If so, maybe you’d like to see how the years have treated others from your old unit.

You know your old shipmates, squadron pals and foxhole friends are not getting any younger, and neither are you. For more complete information, contact people in your old unit who do the annual planning. Or go to listings on your internet under 2009 military reunions.

Here are just a slight sprinkling of the hundreds planned for upcoming months:

Cartoon of old soldier


Swift Boat Sailors Assn., Jun 24-28, 2009, Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk Hotel, Jacksonville FL.

USS John Marshall SSBN/SSN611 Reunion, July 2 - 5, 2009, Groton, CT at the Groton Inn & Suites.

First Infantry Division, Big Red One, 91st annual reunion. Aug 5-9, 2009, Hyatt Regency, Dearborn MI.

Combat Infantrymen's Association, Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2009, Branson, MO

Navy Amphibious veterans, "Nava-Gators", 11-16 October 2009, San Antonio,Tx.

USS Lake Champlain (CV/CVA/CVS-39), Oct 22-25, 2009, Harrisburg PA.

Naval MineSweepers Association. Oct 23-25, 2009, Hampton Inn Fall River/Westport City, Fall River State MA.

614th TFS Lucky Devils and the Desert Shield/Storm "Forgotten 1000", Nov 13-14 2009, Las Vegas NV.